Menzel BPM

The Professional Association of medical specialists for Psychosomatic Medicine and psychotherapy of in Germany (BPM) in favour of the abolition of the practice fee Berlin, may 2012 of the Professional Association of medical specialists for Psychosomatic Medicine and psychotherapy of in Germany (BPM) in favour of the abolition of the practice fee. The Association warns however before that instead to introduce a so-called doctor visit fee. The impact for the chronically and mentally ill would be severe, the experts of the Professional Association of specialists for Psychosomatic Medicine and psychotherapy of in Germany (BPM). Health economists according to such a doctor visit fee could be then with up to ten euros. Goal should be a reduction of doctor visits. This control function was already the practice fee does not achieve especially chronically and mentally ill would be extremely disadvantaged by the introduction of such a fee.

You have a high need for treatment and require regular visits to the doctor for an effective therapy”, provides to the BPM Chair Dr. Herbert Menzel from Berlin to the welfare of the chronically and mentally ill patients. The Association is therefore emphatically opposed all plans to launch a doctor visit fee. It is to be feared that this be avoided meaningful treatments and are more chronic”, warns Menzel. Professional Association of specialists for Psychosomatic Medicine and psychotherapy of in Germany (BPM) e.V. The BPM represents the interests of around 4,600 specialists. The specialist in Psychosomatic Medicine and psychotherapy is the specialist in the interactions of organ-medical and psychological illnesses. He stands for the cooperation of the various areas of expertise in supplying the large group of chronically and mentally ill patients.